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The Song Remains The Same

March 10, 2020

The Song Remains The Same

Reprinted with permission of MWCN        

Best Practices for Employee Confidentiality and Proprietary Rights Agreements

February 25, 2020

William Shakespeare once said, “better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” While the advice is offered in a different context, the words hold equal importance in the implementation of a corporate intellectual property (IP) strategy or policy. Beginning early is particularly important when establishing a relationship with new employees and other third […]

Eric L. Maschoff

Mikhael Mikhalev

New USPTO Examination Procedures May Help Software-Based Ideas

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made it easier for patent applicants to obtain patents. The USPTO published new examination procedures (https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/us-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-revised-guidance-determining-subject) regarding how patent examiners determine if a patent application is directed toward an abstract idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The new examination procedures particularly help applicants seeking patent protection for software-based […]

Brian Parke